jeudi 25 février 2010

Court of Appeal will not hear the case because the parents in question have already found a solution

Extract of a CBC report:
Judge Yves-Marie Morissette ruled Thursday that the court would not hear the case because the parents in question have already found a solution.

The Catholic parents have argued the course, which is compulsory in public schools and in some private schools across the province, represents an infringement on their freedom of conscience and religion.

They said the course, which covers religions around the world, including Judaism and aboriginal spirituality, threatens their Christian beliefs.

One of their children has gone on to attend CEGEP, and the other is now enrolled in a private school.

In his decision, Judge Morissette wrote that the child in the private school is no longer obligated to follow the religion and ethics course.

Jean-Yves Côté, lawyer for the two parents, said only parents who can afford to send their children to private school would find comfort in Morissette's ruling.

Well, we ended up in a situation where you have more rights if you have more money, Côté told CBC News.

There seems here to be two or maybe three classes of citizens or parents — those who can afford sending their kids to private school and those who cannot.

Côté, who is a father of three said he is now seeking an exemption from the course for his own children.

Soutenons les familles dans leurs combats juridiques (reçu fiscal pour tout don supérieur à 50 $)

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